1996 Midwest League


Stats

Boxscores

Overall
Eastern Division
Team W L PCT GB
West Michigan (OAK) 77 61 .558 -
Fort Wayne (MIN) 69 67 .507 7
Lansing (KC) 68 71 .489 9.5
Michigan (BOS) 60 78 .435 17
South Bend (CHW) 54 82 .397 22
Central Division
Team W L PCT GB
Peoria (STL) 79 57 .581 -
Wisconsin (SEA) 77 58 .570 1.5
Rockford (CHC) 70 65 .519 8.5
Beloit (MIL) 69 67 .507 10
Kane County (FLA) 65 68 .489 12.5
Western Division
Team W L PCT GB
Quad City (HOU) 70 61 .534 -
Clinton (SD) 64 70 .478 7.5
Burlington (SF) 65 73 .471 8.5
Cedar Rapids (ANA) 63 72 .467 9

1st Half
Eastern Division
Team W L PCT GB
West Michigan 38 30 .559 -
Fort Wayne 34 32 .515 3
South Bend 30 36 .455 7
Michigan 31 38 .449 7.5
Lansing 29 40 .420 9.5
Central Division
Team W L PCT GB
Wisconsin 46 21 .687 -
Peoria 37 29 .561 8.5
Kane County 30 33 .476 14
Beloit 31 35 .470 14.5
Rockford 30 36 .455 15.5
Western Division
Team W L PCT GB
Quad City 34 28 .548 -
Burlington 34 34 .500 3
Clinton 31 34 .477 4.5
Cedar Rapids 29 38 .433 7.5

2nd Half
Eastern Division
Team W L PCT GB
West Michigan 39 31 .557 -
Lansing 39 31 .557 -
Fort Wayne 35 35 .500 4
Michigan 29 40 .420 9.5
South Bend 24 46 .343 15
Central Division
Team W L PCT GB
Peoria 42 28 .600 -
Rockford 40 29 .580 1.5
Beloit 38 32 .543 4
Kane County 35 35 .500 7
Wisconsin 31 37 .456 10
Western Division
Team W L PCT GB
Quad City 36 33 .522 -
Cedar Rapids 34 34 .500 1.5
Clinton 33 36 .478 3
Burlington 31 39 .443 5.5

Post Season
1st round
Quad City defeats Cedar Rapids, 2-1
Wisconsin defeats Peoria, 2-1
West Michigan defeats Lansing, 2-1
Rockford defeats Beloit, 2-1

2nd round
Wisconsin defeats Quad City, 2-1
West Michigan defeats Rockford, 2-0

Championship
West Michigan defeats Wisconsin, 3-1



All Star Game



Post Season All Stars
C-Ramon Hernandez, West Michigan
1B-Larry Barnes, Cedar Rapids
2B-Andy Hall, Peoria
3B-Mike Kinkade, Beloit
SS-Deivi Cruz, Burlington
OF-Don Denbow, Burlington
OF-Kerry Robinson, Peoria
OF-Brian Simmons, South Bend
DH-Jeff Liefer, South Bend
RHSP-Britt Reames, Peoria
LHSP-Valerio de los Santos, Beloit
RHRP-Santos Hernandez, Burlington
LHRP-Armando Almanza, Peoria

MVP-Larry Barnes, Cedar Rapids
Manager of the Year-Roy Silver, Peoria



League Changes
The league adjusted it's divisional structure. The eastern and central divisions now had 5 teams, and the Western had 4

The Sultans of Springfield became the Lansing Lugnuts

Lansing: Oldsmobile Park was new
West Michigan: expaned Old Kent Park


Attendence
Team Attendence Average
West Michigan 547,401 7,933
Lansing 538,325 7,801
Kane County 436,076 6,607
Wisconsin 233,797 3,770
Fort Wayne 226,740 3,334
South Bend 214,721 3,520
Quad City 209,513 3,741
Peoria 187,283 2,972
Michigan 161,520 2,375
Cedar Rapids 127,379 1,990
Rockford 102,479 1,626
Beloit 73,552 1,149
Clinton 57,120 921
Burlington 52,726 823